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Screening tools for Autism

Early detection of autism is crucial for timely intervention and support. If you're concerned about your child's development or suspect they might be showing signs of autism, our neuropsychology center offers comprehensive screening and assessment services.

Who Can Benefit from Autism Screening?

  • Parents of Young Children: If your toddler or preschooler is showing delays in language, social interaction, or play skills, or if they exhibit repetitive behaviors or unusual interests, a screening can provide valuable information.

  • Parents of Older Children: Autism can be diagnosed at any age. If your child is struggling socially, having difficulty making friends, or showing intense interests in specific topics, a screening can be helpful.

  • Adults Who Suspect They May Be Autistic: Many adults go undiagnosed for years. If you feel you may have autistic traits or have always felt different from your peers, an assessment can provide answers and support.

  • Individuals with a Family History of Autism: Autism has a genetic component. If you have family members on the spectrum, a screening can be informative, even if you haven't noticed significant difficulties yourself.

Our Approach:

Our neuropsychologists specialize in diagnosing and supporting individuals with autism. We offer:

  • Screening Tools: We use standardized screening tools like the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) and the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) to identify early signs of autism.

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessments: If a screening indicates the need for further evaluation, we conduct in-depth assessments using tools like the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R).

  • Observation and Interaction: We observe your child's behavior and interaction in a natural setting to gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and challenges.

  • Collaboration with Other Professionals: We work closely with speech therapists, occupational therapists, and other specialists to provide a comprehensive assessment and tailored recommendations.

If a diagnosis of autism is confirmed, we offer:

  • Individualized Treatment Plans: We develop personalized treatment plans that may include behavioral therapy, social skills training, speech therapy, and parent education.

  • Ongoing Support and Guidance: We provide ongoing support to help you navigate the challenges of autism and access appropriate resources in your community.

  • Connection to Autism Community: We can connect you with local support groups and organizations that provide resources and advocacy for individuals with autism.

Take the First Step Towards Understanding

Early intervention can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with autism. If you have concerns, don't hesitate to contact our neuropsychology center to schedule a consultation and discuss autism screening options.

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